I am facing the challenge of getting a middle school aged child caught up in math. There are different routes you can take to accomplish this. You can go topic specific, studying only the problem areas that your child has. This is effective if your child has a few holes, and doesn’t easily “lose” their […]

## The Differences Between Homeschool Math Curriculum

This one is “Mastery-based” and that one is “Spiral”. Do you know the differences between homeschool math curriculum? Getting math figured out can be frustrating and confusing! Today I’m over at The Homeschool Post discussing the different types of homeschool math curriculum, and which helps what type of kid. Click the graphic to go there! […]

## The Leading Cause of Insanity in Homeschool Moms

I think I have tried almost every single math curriculum out there. Modern Curriculum Press Math U See Horizons BJU Christian Light Khan Academy Time 4 Learning Miquon Saxon Teaching Textbooks and even a community college Elementary Algebra textbook (which DID work just fine for my then 8th grade daughter). Yes, all of these. Some […]

## Math Curriculum Review: Khan Academy

Several years ago I started hearing about these great math tutorial videos that you could watch on YouTube. This guy was posting them and everyone was raving about them. Well okay, maybe not everyone, but he was creating quite a buzz in homeschool circles. I checked out his site a couple of times and thought […]

## Multiplication Times

There is one math concept that seems to trouble most homeschoolers. Surprisingly, it’s NOT Algebra, it is multiplication. I remember learning to multiply when I was in third grade. I skip counted while playing hopscotch, used flash cards after school, took a lot of speed drills, and cried. A lot. I hated to multiply, and […]